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Oregon Crusaders Receives Top Marching Brass Honors in Partnership with Conn-Selmer’s King System Blue Instruments

Posted on August 27, 2012

The Oregon Crusaders, Oregon’s Major League Team in Marching Music, received the top marching brass honors at the Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class competition on Tuesday, August 7th in Michigan City, Indiana with a score of 19.40 in brass performance.  With their 2012 program “Dreaming in Color,” Oregon Crusaders went on to the world class competition where they received 18th place for their brass performance.


“The King System Blue instruments helped us to present a more uniform sound for the audience.  The presence of the low brass in particular helped us achieve our goal of a deep and rich ensemble sound” said Travis Moddison, Oregon Crusaders’ Brass Supervisor.  “And the customer care from Conn-Selmer is second to none.  They’re a pleasure to work with.”

“We are excited not only to partner with a World Champion drum corps, but with the Oregon Crusaders which is pushing the activity in new and exciting directions” said Mike Kamphuis, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Conn-Selmer.  “As we look ahead we believe that the King System Blue instruments will provide the flexibility and quality that this unique program requires over the coming years as OC looks to be even more competitive in World Class DCI competition moving forward.” 

About the Oregon Crusaders

As “Oregon’s Major League Team” in marching music, the Oregon Crusaders is a 501c3 non-profit youth performing arts organization that provides education through performance in the areas of percussion, brass, dance and visual ensemble performance.  The Oregon Crusaders drum corps and the OC Indoor winter percussion ensemble tour the nation each year, providing its members with valuable performance, musical training and life experience.  The Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps is the current reigning World Champions in Open Class drum corps, while OC Indoor is a reigning World Class drumline finalist in Winter Guard International.  These programs provide over 200 individuals the educational, cultural, interpersonal, physical and emotional growth necessary for them to become leaders in our community.

For more information, visit the Oregon Crusaders at www.oregoncrusaders.org.


About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use.  With a tradition of innovation, and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and William Lewis have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders.  Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world's only plastic trombone).  With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn-Selmer operates US production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Cleveland, OH, Eastlake, OH, Lagrange, IL, and Monroe, NC.  Through its educational outreach team, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools specifically tailored to music education.  For more information on the complete line of instruments, services, and support available from Conn-Selmer, visit www.conn-selmer.com.


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